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Written expressly for those with little or no experience in public speaking, this down-to-earth text provides the nuts and bolts that connect and reinforce essential steps for speech preparation and delivery. Throughout, the authors demonstrate how the processes involved in delivering a speech can be used to improve overall communication skills. They guide novice speakers in how to choose a topic, learn the background and needs of their audience, and know their reason for giving the speech. Clear explanations of how to research, prepare, organize, and deliver different types of speeches (e.g., informative, special occasion, persuasive) resonate with readers from all walks of life. Chapters begin with scenarios that depict a real-life situation to set the stage for the key topics discussed in the chapter. Strengthen Your Skills exercises and Application to Everyday Life boxes illustrate how elements of public speaking intersect with speaking situations in daily life. Discussion questions motivate readers to review and remember topics presented in each chapter. Appendices that contain activities, exercises, and supplemental material to aid in speech preparation, delivery, evaluation, and overcoming speech anxiety precede a comprehensive glossary.A Manual for Public Speaking, Sixth Edition Tracey L. Smith, Mary Tague-Busler ... Strengthen Your Skills Go Surfing Purpose: Find a credible Web site that will format your bibliography in stana€” dard format ... Please note the following format is MLA style; you may also use APA style or any other standard acceptable form.

Author:Tracey L. Smith, Mary Tague-Busler
Publisher:Waveland Press - 2009-03-02


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